AAA Game 1 – The Isotopes won the first game of their doubleheader 3 to 2 after scoring 2 runs in the final frame. The winning runs scored on a RBI single by pinch hitter Jay Gibbons. Up until that point, the Albuquerque offense had been very quiet. 4 pitchers threw in this game, starting with Tim Corcoran who allowed 4 hits in 3 shutout innings. Jon Link allowed a run in 2.2 innings of work, as did Cory Wade who pitched just one third of an inning. Scott Dohmann closed the door for the save.
AAA Game 2 – The Dodgers apparently signed Bobby Livingson, because he was the starting pitcher for the Isotopes on Sunday in the 2nd game of their doubleheader. He had been playing in the Mets organization until last week when he was released. His stay with the Dodgers may be short lived because he gave up 9 hits and 5 runs in just 2.1 innings of work, and the Isotopes lost 8 to 2. The only good news was that Josh Lindblom pitched an inning of scoreless relief. Nobody did anything on offense except for Jamie Hoffmann, who went 2 for 3 with a double.
AA – Rubby De La Rosa proved that he is ready for the challenge of AA by throwing 7 shutout innings on Sunday. De La Rosa only allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7. The emergence of De La Rosa after a lost 2009 season is great news for the Dodgers, especially after all of these trades. The question, however, is after 70 innings so far in 2010, how much more will the Dodgers let Rubby throw this season, since he only got 16 innings under his belt last year, and has a career high of just 47 innings in 2008. Hopefully they don’t work the 21 year old too hard over the next month. Anyways, even though Javy Guerra struggled a bit in relief, the Lookouts won the game 6 to 2 to back Rubby’s performance. Kyle Russell, whose transition to AA hasn’t been quite as seamless, went 2 for 4, and Jaime Pedroza him a homer. Dee Gordon also picked up a couple of RBI’s and doubled. Sands went 1 for 5 with a single.
High A – Jon Michael Redding had one of his best pitching performances of the year, allowing just 2 runs in 8 innings of work, and the 66ers won 4 to 2. Scott Van Slyke had the big hit, a 2 run homer in the 1st inning. Tony Delmonico returned to his catching role and went 1 for 2 with an RBI. The rehabbing Reed Johnson went 1 for 3 with a double.
A – Matt Magill’s strikeouts and the Loon’s offensive hit barrage led Great Lakes to an 11 to 6 win over Fort Wayne on Sunday. Magill struck out 10 batters in just 5 innings and only gave up 3 runs despite allowing 10 base runners. Jordan Roberts pitched the final 3 innings of the game and was almost perfect, permitting just 1 hit. At the plate, Bryant Hernandez recorded 5 RBI’s with a double and a triple, and J.T. Wise went 4 for 4. In addition, Brian Cavazos-Galvez homered and doubled to raise his batting average to .299 for the season.
Rookie Ogden – The Raptors were down early, but exploded for 6 runs in the 7th and came out with a 7 to 6 victory over the Casper Ghosts. Jonathan Garcia got things started in the 7th with his 5th homer of the season, and then picked up an RBI single later in the inning. In between Garcia’s hits were 4 other base knocks, including doubles by Leon Landry and Jake Lemmerman. Starter Red Patterson struggled by giving up 10 hits in just 4.2 innings, and Logan Bawcom was also pretty bad as he gave up 4 runs in just over an inning. Andrew Pevsner and Shawn Tolleson were great, however, and ended up with the win and the save, respectively.
Rookie Arizona – Andres Santiago, making his first appearance of the year, was the starter on Sunday and while he didn’t fare very well, the Dodgers got the win. Yimi Garcia and Joel Lima provided solid relief in the victory. On offense, James Baldwin had a double and 3 RBI’s. In addition, Jeff Hunt went 2 for 3 with a double and is hitting .417 for his young season.
DSL – Leonel Beras came within one out of the DSL Dodgers 2nd no hitter of the season, but unfortunately he allowed a single with 2 outs in the 9th. Beras was pulled after walking the next batter, but even without the complete game you can call his pitching performance masterful. He struck out 8, walked 2, and obviously only allowed that one hit. Even though Beras is already in his 3rd DSL season, I had him as a player to watch because he is still just barely 19 years old. Providing the offense in this game for the Dodgers was Jose Capellan, who recently came off the DL, and 18 year old 2nd baseman Leo Rodriguez.